11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
Medicare

11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

If you don't make the right choices to fill in the health coverage gaps, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
October 1, 2020
Your Guide to Open Enrollment
health insurance

Your Guide to Open Enrollment

Your options may look a little different this fall. Meanwhile, the cost of coverage continues to climb.
October 1, 2020
How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You
Healthy Living on a Budget

How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You

As you're signing up for Medicare, you must learn the basics of Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and even doug…
September 30, 2020
Trump Promises $200 Prescription Drug Card for Seniors
Medicare

Trump Promises $200 Prescription Drug Card for Seniors

Medicare beneficiaries will soon receive a debit card in the mail that they can use to pay for prescription drugs.
September 25, 2020
HSA Limits and Minimums
health savings accounts

HSA Limits and Minimums

Annually adjusted contribution limits and other requirements must be met if you're covering health care costs with a Health Savings Account.
September 21, 2020

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This Year’s Benefits Open Enrollment Period Is an Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss
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This Year’s Benefits Open Enrollment Period Is an Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss

Plan ahead to do a deep dive into the benefits your employer offers. Given what we’ve been through so far in 2020, you may need them!
September 9, 2020
Retiree Health Care Costs Are Rising
Healthy Living on a Budget

Retiree Health Care Costs Are Rising

Factors driving the increase include longer life spans, health care inflation and health bills for those who retire before they’re eligible for Medica…
August 18, 2020
12 Tax Deadlines for July 15 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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12 Tax Deadlines for July 15 (It's Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)

Between due dates for paying estimated taxes, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by July 15 than just filing your feder…
July 14, 2020
HSAs Get Even Better
Financial Planning

HSAs Get Even Better

A health savings account is a powerful, tax-advantaged tool to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses and a smart way to save for medical expenses in re…
July 3, 2020
Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will
retirement

Pass Along Life Lessons With an Ethical Will

Create a legacy letter to communicate values, experiences and life lessons to your family.
June 9, 2020
Finding Affordable Health Care Now
insurance

Finding Affordable Health Care Now

The pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs — and their health coverage. Here’s a guide to finding affordable insurance.
June 4, 2020
IRS Allows Mid-Year Changes to Health Plans, Expands FSAs and More
taxes

IRS Allows Mid-Year Changes to Health Plans, Expands FSAs and More

The added flexibility should help workers deal with unexpected medical and dependent care expenses from the coronavirus outbreak. But not every employ…
May 27, 2020
Coping with Loss of Healthcare Coverage
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Coping with Loss of Healthcare Coverage

Families USA’s Cheryl Fish-Parcham joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss how folks can find medical coverage in the face of job loss. …
May 26, 2020
Health Savings Account Limits for 2021
Tax Breaks

Health Savings Account Limits for 2021

Annually adjusted contribution limits and other requirements must be met if you're covering health care costs with an HSA.
May 22, 2020
Medicare Now Covers Telehealth, Thanks to This Pandemic
retirement

Medicare Now Covers Telehealth, Thanks to This Pandemic

Many private health insurers have offered telehealth for several years, but Medicare lagged behind covering the service.
May 20, 2020
What Retirees Must Know About Telehealth
retirement

What Retirees Must Know About Telehealth

The coronavirus has elevated the benefits and potential savings of telehealth like nothing before.
May 20, 2020
How to Participate in a Clinical Trial
retirement

How to Participate in a Clinical Trial

New policies and guidelines emerge to ensure that more people, especially those age 65 and older, are included in clinical trials.
May 6, 2020
Health Insurance Options Exist for the Newly Unemployed
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Health Insurance Options Exist for the Newly Unemployed

Special enrollment periods for Obamacare plans and expanded Medicaid coverage will help people who are suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus…
April 17, 2020
Employer Telehealth: Your Checklist for Success
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Employer Telehealth: Your Checklist for Success

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April 1, 2020
The True Cost of Insurance
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The True Cost of Insurance

Policies cost less than people think and provide more value than they expectNovember 2015
April 1, 2020
Free Coronavirus Testing and Treatment Won't Affect HSA Deduction
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Free Coronavirus Testing and Treatment Won't Affect HSA Deduction

Anyone with a high-deductible health plan that covers medical expenses related to COVID-19 before plan deductibles have been met can still contribute …
March 26, 2020
Does Your Health Insurance Cover the Coronavirus Test?
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Does Your Health Insurance Cover the Coronavirus Test?

Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey discuss what your health insurance may or may not cover during the coronavirus pandemic. Also, the pair breaks do…
March 26, 2020
What to Do If You Lose Your Health Insurance During the Coronavirus Crisis
insurance

What to Do If You Lose Your Health Insurance During the Coronavirus Crisis

Now is not the time to be without coverage, but that's a reality a growing number of people are facing. If you are one of them (or fear that you might…
March 23, 2020
Ways to Make Wellness Work for You in Retirement
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Ways to Make Wellness Work for You in Retirement

There are evidence-based benefits for older adults who engage in some wellness basics, such as exercise, a healthy diet, and reducing stress.
March 12, 2020
Tapping the Power of a Health Savings Account
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Tapping the Power of a Health Savings Account

Health savings accounts help defray the cost of high-deductible health plans. They’re also a powerful way to invest for retirement.
March 5, 2020